This vocational specialism facilitates the personal development of learners in a number of ways. It is grounded in the life experience of the learners. It provides opportunities to develop a range of practical and generic skills normally associated with the study of technology. It enables learners to engage with the local community as learners and contributors and to express themselves using a range of graphical and other communication skills. The course seeks to engage the learners in considering and experiencing the aesthetic, safety, environmental, vocational and consumer awareness aspects of technology.